ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- The Milwaukee Bucks added another member to their front court Friday, signing 7-foot-1, 280 pound Serbian center Miroslav Raduljica to a two-year contract with an option for a third year.
Raduljica, 25, comes over to the United States after a seven-year career in Europe, spending last season with the Ukrainian club Azovmash.
"Very good shooter, very skilled big man," Bucks director of player personnel Dave Babcock said. "He's very knowledgable. He's an OK athlete, strong and tough."
Draft eligible in 2010, Raduljica probably would have been drafted had it not been for some bad advice. Nursing a minor injury, the team Raduljica was under contract with threatened to withhold his pay if he participated in Eurocamp, Europe's draft combine.
Raduljica's representatives didn't communicate that to anybody, leading many to believe he was dogging it in the combine. He was then falsely labeled as a bad kid and removed from draft boards.
Babcock has watched Raduljica for a...